Founded in 2014 by lifestyle maven Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company manifested from her passion for scents, jazz music and the historically Black community in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Originating in her own kitchen, her business, as per the company’s website, “is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem”.
Since its inception, the company has included diverse items inspired by persons, places and events forever linked with the magnificence of Harlem. These inspirations include entertainer, activist and Croix de guerre recipient Josephine Baker; acclaimed writer and activist James Baldwin; celebrated music composer, pianist and orchestra leader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington; esteemed author Langston Hughes; the legendary Savoy Ballroom and the beautiful brownstones that gorgeously anchored Uptown.
Comprised of a soy blend, each of the 12 ounce candles are developed to burn 80 hours. Various fragrances, such as amber, bergamot, bourbon, clary sage, dark chocolate, freesia, lavender, Moroccan rose, musk, plum blossom, sandalwood tobacco leaves and vanilla, are incorporated to create unforgettable aromatic experiences.
Elegantly encased in glass, the labels for each type of candle are beautifully scripted. Also available are special edition candles including the Langston Nightclub Map Candle; the Holiday Nightclub Map Candle; 22K Gold Nightclub Map of Harlem “Savoy” Luxury Candle; the 22K Gold James Baldwin “Love” Luxury Candle; and the 22K Gold Speakeasy Cocktail Glass Luxury Candle.
Customers may also enjoy various scents of the Company when away on holiday, as several candles are also produced in a travel version.
The Harlem Candle Company has been featured in media such as Allure, Cosmopolitan, Coveteur, Essence, Entertainment Tonight, Forbes, Glamour, Martha Stewart, The New York Times, New York Magazine, O, The Today Show, Travel+Leisure and The Washington Post.
In addition to candles, available for purchase are candle accessories such as wick trimmers as well as match sets in which each contain 50 matches; reed diffusers and room sprays. Consumers may also peruse all of the products of The Harlem Candle Company by scent or collection. According to its website, the former has been divided into “Boudoir/Oriental; Citrus; Fruity/Fresh; Floral/Botanical; and Woody”. The latter are “Harlem22 Gold Cocktail Glass Collection; Harlem Renaissance Collection; Harlem Botanical Collection; and Nightclub Map of Harlem”.
Message cards and gift cards are also available. For further insight for inspiring and luxurious consumption, you may visit its website.
Whatever you select, it is for certain that you will thoroughly enjoy the wonderful products of the illustrious Harlem Candle Company!